Last post on Nov 14, 2013 at 3:31 PM
You are in the Nissan 350Z/370Z
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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#2027 of 2071 Re: 2004 Nissan 350Z Coupe - Air Bag Question [bren_444]
Aug 16, 2007 (6:35 pm)
Bren, wow, sorry to hear about your brother. Never mind the car, how is he?
Only thing I can think of is that perhaps he wasn't going very fast? Although seems to me if he hit two trees he must have been moving pretty quickly there.
I think you need to ask Nissan about that. Or have your lawyer do so, if your brother was injured because of the air bags not deploying.
#2028 of 2071 Re: push up or pull down [mrdennis]
Nov 27, 2007 (8:40 am)
I have my Z since Sept 2002, it took me a year to get use to the shafting, and the only problem I have is sometimes when I shaft down that I have to "bump" it serveral times to go to lower gear. Otherwise it is no faster shifting up or down.
#2030 of 2071 2008 350Z Long Term Reliability
Apr 06, 2008 (12:23 pm)
i am thinking about buying a new 2008 350Z, and have a question. thought this might be a good place to get some honest answers.
just wondering, what is the long term reliability of this car? i know i have peace of mind for the initial 3yr/36,000 mile warranty. but what about after that? is this car reliable after 50,000 miles? 100,000 miles? or does the engine/transmission fizzle out after around 75,000 miles or so?
i dont want to get stuck with headache after headache, and costly repair bills all the time that i really couldnt afford.
appreciate any comments.
#2031 of 2071 Re: 2008 350Z Long Term Reliability [boswell1]
Apr 08, 2008 (9:04 pm)
Probably not too many people have 50,000 or more miles on them yet. There may be a few here. I think long-term reliability should be on a par with other Nissan products, and comparable to the Infiniti G35. In other words, should be good.
However - just today I had my car in for service and they claimed the back tires need replacing, as they have less than 3/32" tread. I have barely over 11,000 miles on it!
What pisses me off is that when the car was sold there was a deal that came with the car that at 25,000 miles, they would replace the tires. The service manager said he absolutely wouldn't do that for me at 11,000. I made a fuss and finally he's giving me 10% off. Whoop-de-doo.
I used to be a big fan of this dealership. Right now, not so much.
Anyone else have Michelin Sport Pilots that needed replacing that early?
#2032 of 2071 08 Z smelling like its burnt
May 13, 2008 (10:18 pm)
I recently leased an 08 Z and right now it has about 2700 mileage on it.
My question is, however, is that is it normal for the engine to smell like its burnt after taking the rpm to the rev limiter, say for instance during a quick race?
I'm kinda new to having a fun/performance car so i just need some replies on this one.
#2033 of 2071 2005 350 Track or Enthusiast??
Jun 01, 2008 (1:51 pm)
Hey there, Just bought a 2005 w/27k mi for 18,5. Just about perfect condition. Ultra yellow metallic. But i'm not sure if it is "Track" edition as advertised. I look around and most track editions have 18" wheels, while mine has 17's and not sure if they are Brembo brakes. Is there a definitive way to find out? Vin #?
Thanks for any help.
#2034 of 2071 Re: 2005 350 Track or Enthusiast?? [jlp68]
Jun 02, 2008 (6:54 am)
Well, the Brembos say so right on the caliper. And pretty much impossible to miss:
Does your car have the spoiler? That was standard on the Track, but optional on the Enthusiast.
The other deciding factor is stability control. Enthusiast did not come with that. That would be a switch on your dash .... I forget what the acronym is at the moment ... but traction control, which the enthusiast has, would just be something like "TCS," while the stability is 4 letters, I believe ... maybe someone else can tell you what those are.
I hope you didn't pay the extra money for a Track without knowing the truth.
#2035 of 2071 Re: 2005 350 Track or Enthusiast?? [qbrozen]
Jun 02, 2008 (9:37 am)
Thanks for the info,
I am pretty sure now that its an Enthusiast. The brakes are not labeled, and it does have Traction Control, but not stability. and found the exact same trim level. Also, it is minus the spoiler. It would've been nice with the little extra, but I am definately happy with the level I have, and leaves a little room for future improvements.. I still think I did get a very good deal for it. Thanks again.
#2036 of 2071 2004-2005 350Z
Jul 14, 2008 (8:04 am)
Hi, Guys: I had a couple questions for anyone out there that can help. I've been considering a sports car for a long time. I' actually had my mind set on a C5 Corvette for quite a while now. But lately I've seen some 305Z's on the road and took a liking to them. Are they pretty reliable overall? I would be looking for an '04 or '05 most likely. I don't want to spend a fortune.
Any opinions anyone has would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help.